Oh no! I can’t believe it! For Better and For Worse, the daily cartoon strip that I have been following for all my adult life has finished!!! I’ve had my children with this cartoon strip!! Like Elly, I despair at the changes that are happening to my body without my permission!! I hated Deanna’s mother Myra with a vengeance!! What a good wife Iris has been to Grandpa Jim, somehow leaving space for them both to honour their now-deceased first spouses!! I was so pleased for Michael getting his book published, and so distressed when their house burnt down!! Dang it, I cried when the dog died rescuing baby April from the rushing stream!!
Much as enjoy a good wedding, though, Elizabeth and Anthony’s wedding day was dragging on a bit. I had it all worked out- Elizabeth and Anthony were going to rush from the wedding service to Grandpa Jim’s hospital bedside when they heard about his heart attack (I was right, they did); he was going to wake from his semi-coma and see her in Grandma Marion’s wedding dress ( I was right, he did that too), then he was going to cark it right then and there (he didn’t).
But finished?? Is April going to settle down and become a vet after all? Will Deanna and Michael have another baby for their country? Will Elizabeth have a baby with Anthony? How will she get on with her step-daughter? When will Grandpa Jim finally cark it then?
Wait! hold on…. there’s a follow up page that finishes off all the stories. Lynne Johnston, the creator is going back to the beginning and starting again. Oh no. Bad idea. I can see a shark circling. Somehow the thought of having it warmed over and served up again is less appetizing… time to let go, I think.